|Tricked out garland. During Advent it was bare with the exception of the St. Nicholas's Day Stockings.|
|Mary and Joseph made it to Bethlehem. And the Angels sung from on high. HB asked where Momma Mary went (our other statue). And he got upset when Knee played with the shepherd. We're missing a sheep and a shepherd. Angels can be so intimidating.|
|"Where is Bethlehem?" the wise men asked. Herod pointed the way.|
|More garland. As you notice is typical in houses with small children everything is up high.|
|Garlands hung from the ceiling in the basement/monkey room. please ignore our spider web on the light. I welcome spiders provided they eat bugs.|
|Christmas tree. Yes, it's lopsided. The top is bent. My children must wear red boxes as they decided as soon as they awoke to sport diapers all day. I had them in footy pajamas but they promptly removed them.|
|White Christmas. Me, HB, and Knee's very first.|
|Yes, I just did recycle an old picture. We did go out today and probably will got out again tonight to see our neighbor's window displays. Some of them are really awesome.|
On the 1st and 2nd Days of Christmas my family gave to me...
|On the first day of Christmas my Aunt gave to me...books.|
Also I should note HB has been plugging the lights in. We've talked to him about being careful about it. It's nice that he likes having the tree all lit up.
Oh, on the 2nd day of Christmas my Grammie gave to me...two shark-hooded towels and whole bunch of candy...and I also got some ornaments from great grandma. And my dad got some stuff from her too. And we got mail. (HB keeps asking me where Jesus on his cross ornaments went.) I'll leave it to your imagination as one little child was naked (again...*sigh*).
CookiesIt's tradition in my husband's family to have cookies for Christmas. My mother-in-law will make them from scratch, freeze the dough in several batches, and then dethaw and cook them. She makes a lot of different types of cookies so she does them way in advance. Hence the freezing. I did something similar, but with fewer cookies.
|Half eaten chocolate and mint cookies.|
|A spice cookie (it's my husband's grandmother's recipe which says it's a sugar cookie but it called for a lot of nutmeg).|
|Traditional American cookie- Chocolate chip|
Oh, and apparently it is my web mail that's the problem. I may have to issue a Happy New Year letter. Blogger uploads photos just fine. As you can see.